Tuesday, May 7, 2013

6 Month Check-up

Connor had his 6 month check-up this morning.

Can I tell you how I have a love/hate relationship with check-ups?

I love being told Connor has made great progress. I love getting his percentiles, especially when they nearly double. I enjoy getting compliments from the staff saying how great and well behaved C is.

I HATE when he has to get shots. You know, 5 by needle and 1 orally. What's up with that, right? I hate seeing this on the chubby legs when we head home.

Connor has grown so much since his 4 month check-up and I couldn't be happier with his progress. He has always been a little guy but in the last 2 months, he has gained some ground against the other babies his age.

He now weighs 17 lbs, 1 oz. That's about a 2 1/2 pound increase from March. He is 2 inches longer and his head only (thank you Jesus) grew a half an inch.

Connor is now in the 37% for weight, 63% for height and holding steady at 80% for his head. I see him growing every day right before my eyes so it's nice to know he is finally moving up the charts.

Now, at 6 months, it time to start incorporating 2 meals a day into his diet. He has already had some exposure to oatmeal and as of right now, there isn't a veggie he hasn't tried that he doesn't love. We will be adding some fruits into the mix and I was given the green light on letting him try Mum Mums.

Our pediatrician recommends that Connor consume only baby food until he is a year old. I know a lot of parents out there introduce adult foods to their children prior to them turning 1 but we are going to stick to what our doctor recommends. However, I'm curious as to when ya'll introduced adult foods to your little ones? Did you follow your physicians instructions or did your babe show interest sooner, prompting you to feed them before table foods before turning 1?


  1. I would have to check my monthly updates but I know we introduce adult food prior to one year. He started to get bored with purees probably around 8-9 months so we slowly started giving him more "real" food as he got more teeth. You can always start with easy to chew/swallow fruits and veggies like bananas and avocados for practice. No need to give him stuff like pizza and hamburgers until he's older if you don't want to.

  2. We definitely incorporated 'real' food when Henry was less than a year. He got bored with the baby-food and seemed much happier if he was munching on a Cheerio or a banana. It seemed like once he had a few teeth, he really hated the more liquidy foods.

  3. We introduced table foods around 10 months because J was losing interest in purees and wanting what we had. It took her a little bit to learn to chew, but we never had issues with choking! If anything ever got hung, she was able to easily cough & clear it. Puffs & yogurt melts are great for learning :)


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